|Vancouver Canucks Playoff Record (A 41 Year History)|
Although the Stanley Cup dreams are dead for another year, Vancouver Canucks fans continue to talk about what went wrong to the team that could have been.
At the end of every unsuccessful year (41 years in a row), the next best thing than watching your team raise the Stanley Cup is the postmortem on what went wrong.
I'm not going to list everything that went wrong from Daniel going down to Ryan Kesler playing more like Ryan Walter, but rather I want to dive into the Canucks as a whole, overall in the playoffs.
As I did some digging there were some very interesting numbers that I thought should be dealt with.
The Canucks have been in the NHL since the 1970-1971 seasons: 41 years excluding the lock out of 2004-2005. Of those 41 years, the Canucks have not made the playoffs 17 times. Which is a 41% rate of not making the playoffs. But if you ditch the first five years and count the first time they made the playoffs onward the number drops to 33% which is respectable.
In the 24 appearances in the playoffs the Canucks have had 14 first round departures, which accounts to getting the boot nearly 60% of the time in the quarter finals.
In the second round they have don't have a lot of success either. Since the 1991-1992 season the Canucks have been eliminated in the second round seven times.
If the Canucks make the third round they are a lock to make the finals. All three times the Canucks have made the Conference finals they have gone on to play for the Stanley Cup, albeit losing all three times.
The most interesting trend that I found was of the 24 years that the Canucks have made the playoffs they have gone on to lose to the future Stanley Cup Champions nine times. Take comfort not that your team hasn't won a cup but in knowing that when they do lose in the playoffs 38% of the time it's against the future champion.
And if the LA Kings go on to win the Cup the number rises to 42%. So just under half of the time the Canucks have fallen to the Stanley Cup champions.
Now that we've tackled that, let's cover, "operation attract Shae Weber to Vancouver."
Article Added: 2012-05-07
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